Tag Archives: UK

What are questions to ask when opening a new bank account?

After having accounts with banks in several countries with different rules and regulations, I experienced surprise charges etc, hence it is a good idea to have a check list of questions to ask at least 2 bank staff [1].   Is there any charge for opening an account? If yes, how much? Is there any […]

How to sell in a flea market?

Since we will be moving between countries by the end of 2018, we need to declutter some stuff through selling, donating, giving away, recycling and just simply discarding (while we uttered “better things will come”). Honestly, I admire the salesmen and saleswomen as they often have to face rejections. “Failure will never overtake me if […]

How to recover from allergies and rashes?

While we are thankful that we could avoid many days of summer in the desert, we had to arrive in Abu Dhabi on 20180825. It was heartbreaking for him and me to bid farewell to our Little Princess. Then, on 20180831, I started to develop skin rashes and had my last swim (after 6 late […]

What are questions to ask friends or colleagues who quit?

People who come to the world, our school(s), workplaces and cities will eventually leave, including ourselves. On 20180831, Little Prince and I would meet with a nice Belgian gentleman who is moving back to UK in early Nov 2018. He learned it as a surprise too as he intended to stay for another 1-2 years. […]

What can we learn from Joyce Meyer?

On 20180629, at room 1 of Home@S2011, I found a book that I often read during my PhD student days. The title is New Day, New You written by Joyce Meyer. I bought it a pence short of GBP 10. Unfortunately, it has turned yellowish and moldy! Therefore, I am going to donate it away for […]

What art materials are safe for children?

On 20180617, Honey Panda and I were having different thoughts on which one was better for Little Princess: a crayon or a color pencil? Toddlers have to press hard to get bright color from crayons and parts of them fall off or break easily. Pencil tips may fall off and a 2 to 3 year […]

What is your gratitude list for summer 2018?

While Summer 2018 presented tragic events to us (the sudden demise of Papa and my sister’s father-in-law), there were still things that we are thankful for. Our gratitude list for summer 2018: Home cooked meals I accept that the home cooked meals prepared by me were limited to steaming and boiling. On 21080628, both Little […]